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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team of Luxembourg.lu selected 6 worthwhile events for this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends - the choice is yours.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend? Our editorial staff selected some events to test out this weekend. So, have a seat - here's our list!

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Culture

Dubai 2020: call for projects for the Luxembourg pavilion

The 2020 World Fair will be held from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The call for projects on the design of the Luxembourg pavilion for the World Fair 2020 Dubai is available on the portal for public procurement contracts. Associations of architects and scenographers are invited to submit their project no later than 20 March 2017 in order to participate in the public call for tender.

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Industry

Industry invites itself into the Grand Duchy's schools

HelloFuture, the project for increasing awareness of jobs in the industry in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, was launched on 12 January 2017.

The aim of the HelloFuture project launched at the start of 2017 is to promote jobs in industry and technology among young people (at every level of study) in the Grand Duchy. The purpose in connecting schools and industry is to rejuvenate the image of the sector which, let's not forget, represents more than 100,000 jobs in the Grand Duchy.

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Companies

Creating a 1-euro company — that's possible now!

Since 17 January 2017, the S.à.r.l.-S (simplified limited liability company) is a new statute available to Luxembourg's entrepreneurs.

The S.à.r.l.-S allows entrepreneurs in Luxembourg to start their own company from 1 euros onwards. Contrary to the classic S.à.r.l. statute, you don't need a capital of 12,000 euros to start your own company. So, with a budget of between 1 and 12,000 euros, anyone can now embark on an entrepreneurial adventure.

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Trade

Grand Duchy takes 4th place in Enabling Trade Index

The World Economic Forum has certified that the Grand Duchy has excellent infrastructures.

At the end of 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) published a new edition of its report on international trade - the Global Enabling Trade Report 2016. The report, published every two years since 2008, features a composite index - the Enabling Trade Index (ETI) - which assesses the extent to which the 136 economies analysed have in place the factors facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to their destination.

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Local products

Discover the joys of culinary delights

From 16 until 20 January 2017, 'Think global, choose local' during Restopolis' themed week

The state's school and university restaurant service, Restopolis, organises a themed week on the topic of 'consume locally' in over 90 restaurants and canteens in Luxembourg from 16 until 20 January.

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Economy

The Grand Duchy ranks 7th in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index

In a globalised world, a country's human capital is a key factor in its competitiveness. Most countries around the world not only want to grow and attract talent, but also to retain it. This is the idea developed by the INSEAD business school in establishing its annual report on countries' talent competitiveness (GTCI*).

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Great ideas for the weekend

Going out this weekend - our good ideas!

The editorial team of Luxembourg.lu selected 6 worthwhile events for this weekend. On your own, with your family or with friends - the choice is yours.

Looking for some good ideas to make the most of your weekend? Our editorial staff selected some events to test out this weekend. So, have a seat - here's our list!

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Economy

Which countries are the best for business?

The American financial magazine Forbes has published the eleventh edition of its study of the most attractive countries in the world for capital investment - the Grand Duchy ranks 14th out of 139 countries.

At the end of 2016, Forbes drew up a list of "the best countries for business". Of the 139 countries analysed, the Grand Duchy ranks among the top 20, in a splendid 14th place. The ranking is headed by Sweden, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, in that order. Sweden ranked among the top 10 countries in seven of the eleven categories measured.

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Tourism

Book your 'Vakanz' at the 25th Tourism Fair

The biggest tourism and holiday event in the Greater Region opens its doors to you at Luxexpo from 13 to 15 January.

The 'Vakanz' fair has been held in January each year in the Grand Duchy for more than twenty years. 200 exhibitors from all over the world present their tourist and holiday offers to the general public over an area covering more than 14,000 sq.m.

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  • Updated 20-01-2017